SOURCE: Friendship Village of Kalamazoo

February 20, 2008 12:05 ET

Friendship Village Showcases 16.5-Acre Expansion With Opening of Garden Home Models

Future and Prospective Residents Tour Two Styles of Homes at Senior Living Community

KALAMAZOO, MI--(Marketwire - February 20, 2008) - Friendship Village opened its doors to Kalamazoo seniors today for a sneak peak inside its 16.5-acre Garden Home expansion.

Two residence styles featuring 1,500 and 1,800 square-foot plans were available for tours. Each Garden Home residence will offer nine-foot coffered ceilings, tile entryways, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. In addition, the homes' exteriors will include large trimmed windows, cedar-shake-look accents and barrier-free entrances. Residents can choose to customize their new home with various options and upgrades.

"These homes are designed for active, independent seniors who want to enjoy the advantages of a senior living community without having to downsize," said Stan Clouse, Executive Director for Friendship Village. "These advantages include a wide array of activities from tai chi and yoga, to excursions like gourmet dinner tours and outings to area attractions. Wireless service in the Village common area and café will allow residents and visitors to access the Internet on their laptops while enjoying a cup of coffee."

The Garden Homes expansion will add 40 homes to the community campus, with residence sizes starting at 1,300 square feet. First move-ins are scheduled for end of February 2008.

About Friendship Village

Friendship Village was founded in 1975 and is currently undergoing a 16.5-acre expansion. The senior living community offers residents several practical benefits in addition to its active lifestyle activities. Instead of arranging for housekeeping, maintenance, groundskeeping and 24-hour security, those services are provided and managed by the Friendship Village staff. Also, as Kalamazoo's first and only true life-care community, Friendship Village provides residents assured access to the on-site Health Center at a substantial savings for life. Though healthy, active seniors in the community may not be thinking about the need for health care or assisted living now, they have the security of knowing they have an ideal plan in place for the future.

About Life Care Services LLC

For nearly four decades, Life Care Services LLC (LCS) has been a leader in the senior living industry. LCS serves more than 23,000 residents daily at 80 communities nationwide. LCS is a privately held, employee-owned corporation based in Des Moines, Iowa. For more information, visit

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